Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
17 Nov 2016

Victory at last for #BopheloHouse94: Long live democracy and the right to protest

Joint statement by the Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27 “Indeed, the right to freedom of assembly is central to our constitutional democracy and exists primarily to give a voice to the powerless. Given the constitutionally protected right to peaceful assembly, a provision which allows for ...

4 Oct 2016

New hope for Free State as health MEC Benny Malakoane is replaced

–        TAC commits to engaging constructively with new MEC to end Free State health crisis BLOEMFONTEIN, TUESDAY 4th OCTOBER: The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) welcomes the news that Benny Malakoane is no longer the MEC for Health in the Free State. Under Malakoane’s watch the public healthca...

20 Sep 2016

Nightmare at Manapo Hospital

QWA QWA, 20th SEPTEMBER 2016: Members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Phuthaditjhaba report serious problems at Manapo Hospital that are putting people’s right to access healthcare in jeopardy. This follows last week’s strike by frustrated staff members including doctors, nurses, physio...

14 Sep 2016

Hospital nightmare in Free State: TAC calls on President to intervene

QWAQWA, 14th SEPTEMBER 2016: The Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27 condemn reports of crisis emerging hourly from across hospitals in the Free State. We are receiving reports of entire hospitals being shut down, patients being turned away from full and overcrowded facilities, maternity ward...

7 Aug 2016

#BopheloHouse94 back in court to appeal convictions

BLOEMFONTEIN, 8th AUGUST 2016: Today the #BopheloHouse94 are appearing in Bloemfontein High Court. The community healthcare workers (CHWs) are appealing their conviction in October 2015 in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. A conviction that found them guilty of violating the Regulation of Gath...

18 Jul 2016

Speech by TAC National Chairperson at Opening of AIDS 2016

Speech delivered by Nkhensani Mavasa, Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), at the opening of the 21st International AIDS Conference on 18 July 2016 Treatment, Prevention & Non-Discrimination is Still Our Human Right: We Demand a Global Strategic Plan toward treatment for all Deputy...

19 Jun 2016

94 community healthcare workers return to court to appeal conviction

– #BopheloHouse94 appeal has critical implications for the right to protest in South Africa – Free State Premier Ace Magashule undertakes to join #BopheloHouse94 in the Bloemfontein High Court today at 9am – Magashule promises the #BopheloHouse94 a response within two weeks BLOEMFONTEIN, MONDAY 2...

17 Jun 2016


GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION In 2000, thousands of people from around the world marched together at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The march was a watershed moment in the global AIDS response. Sixteen years later and the conference is returning to Durban, yet the AIDS respon...

20 May 2016

TAC writes to National Prosecuting Authority with concerns about delays in trial of MEC Malakoane

* Letter sent to National Prosecuting Authority and Free State Prosecuting Authority on Friday 20th May 2016. The orginal letter can be accessed here. — Dear Adv Abrahams, Adv Ketani and Adv Khanyile Delays in State v Malakoane and 6 others (case number 308/2013) and the investigation into MEC Ma...

12 May 2016

Free State Health Crisis Coalition Demands MEC Malakoane be Brought to Justice

– 16 strong Free State Health Crisis Coalition launches with the mandate of campaigning to bring an end to the health crisis in the province’s public healthcare system. THURSDAY 12th MAY, BLOEMFONTEIN: 500 people marched today to the SAPS and the Free State Prosecuting Authority to demand the SAP...

5 Nov 2015

Evidence Submitted at People’s Commission of Inquiry

Find below the evidence presented to the People’s Commission of Inquiry into the Free State Healthcare System.  The LIVE STREAM to the open dialogue taking place can be accessed here.

1 Jul 2015

Media alert: Free State Health System on Trial

Next week from 6th – 9th July the trial of the 117 Community Healthcare Workers takes place in Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. At the same time so to will the Free State health system be on trial in the People’s Commission of Inquiry. Find below details of both hearings. People’s Commission of ...